Fatal encephalitis associated with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in a child


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İNCECİK F. , HERGÜNER M. , ALTUNBAŞAK Ş. , Yildizdas D. , Antmen B., Ozgur O., et al.

NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.33, ss.677-679, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 33 Konu: 3
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10072-011-0839-2
  • Dergi Adı: NEUROLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.677-679

Özet

A 4-year-old girl presented with fever, coughing, and vomiting; followed by unconsciousness. Magnetic resonance imaging showed hyperintense changes in the thalami bilaterally, brain stem, cerebellum, and subcortical cortex. Novel influenza A (H1N1) virus was identified by polymerase chain reaction in patient's nasopharyngeal swab specimen. We reported a rare case of clinically severe, novel influenza A-associated encephalitis. Novel influenza A should be considered in the differential diagnosis in patients with seizures and mental status changes, especially during an influenza outbreak.